Good writers are nurtured. Many avenues exist to do that, but the key element is fun. How do you make writing fun? That is the wrong question. Writing is already fun but not everyone has discovered that.
I love to play games and what kid doesn't? One of my favorite "word games" is Origin. I am not very good at it because it requires keeping a straight face when offering up my explanation as to how something got started. It has to be believable and yet at the same time, it shouldn't sound like the correct answer, not if you want to earn points. It's hilarious good fun that gives players an opportunity to be creative while listening to others' attempts at fooling you with their explanations.
It's a consistent, steady diet of having fun with words and language that makes it easier for children to write stories and reports.
Where will you find me when I am not teaching?
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